Home Energy Labeling Information eXchange (HELIX) Virtual Summit, November 15, 1-4pm

  • 15 November 2017
  • Start time : 01:00 PM
  • End time : 04:00 PM
  • Event Host : Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP)
Home Energy Labeling Information eXchange (HELIX) Virtual Summit, November 15, 1-4pm
Event Description

Buying a home is the largest investment most of us make, but home buyers typically receive little or no information about how much energy they will need to power the homes they see listed for sale (or for rent). This, despite the fact that energy is the highest cost of home maintenance – not to mention one of the most volatile. Historically, this information was simply not available, but programs like U.S. DOE's Home Energy Score now provide energy consumption and cost estimates for more homes than ever before.

The primary barrier to widespread access to energy information for homes on the market is that there is no system in place to transmit this data directly from sellers trying to market homes to the real estate listings buyers use to compare them.The purpose of this project is to develop a database capable of automatically populating real estate listings (whether they are accessed through local Multiple Listing Services (MLS) or portals like Trulia and Zillow) with home energy information from Home Energy Score and other sources when it is available and approved by the seller. We are calling this database the Home Energy Labeling Information eXchange, or HELIX for short.

This year's summit will be hosted virtually, via a free webinar on Wednesday, November 15 from 1:00-4:00 PM EST.

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP)
  • Agenda

      Carolyn Sarno Goldthwaite, NEEP
      Samantha Caputo, NEEP
      David St Jean, U.S. DOE

      New to HELIX or need a refresher? This overview will cover the mission and purpose of the project.

      Samantha Caputo, NEEP

      Be the first to preview the database with this demo by ClearlyEnergy, the project's IT contractor. You will leave this demo with a better understanding of how home energy information is imported into and exported out of the database.

      Veronique Bugnion, ClearlyEnergy

      Hear the most up-to-date information on Home Energy Score, home energy labeling, and the Better Buildings accelerator efforts at the national level.

      Joan Glickman, U.S. DOE

      Hear from the HELIX team about data access and the work done this year to ensure proper governance and operational policies are in place.

      Richard Faesy, Energy Future Group
      BREAK (2:30 - 2:45 PM)

      HELIX is just one piece of the home energy score puzzle. This session will provide information on other activities in data auto-population of Multiple Listing Services, including PV auto-pop.

      Ben Hoen, LBNL (invited)
      Richard Faesy, Energy Future Group

      Connecticut and NEREN (New England Real Estate Network) will present on the market and policy drivers for beta testing HELIX. This panel will discuss solar PV, Home Energy Score projects, and the relevance of HELIX.

      Elizabeth Murphy, United Illuminating
      Julia Dumaine, CT DEEP
      Meg Garabrant, NEREN

      Moderated by NEEP
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Carolyn Sarno Goldthwaite
      Samantha Caputo
      David St Jean
      Samantha Caputo
      Veronique Bugnion
      Joan Glickman
      Richard Faesy
      Ben Hoen
      Richard Faesy
      Elizabeth Murphy
      Julia Dumaine
      Meg Garabrant
  • Cost
    • FREE Event
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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